When I was a kid watching the show I definitely thought they were a couple. Now as an adult I see a bit less chemistry between them. That said I still think they end up together.
Totally agree. I thought the same, too. I never could figure out if it was because the producers themselves didn't know how to handle a Picard/Crusher romance, or if it was just the two actors had no chemistry with each other, and the idea was considered but abandoned.
I used to be of the opinion it would have been a good pairing, but now I am not so sure it would have been.
(although I would rather have seen Picard marry Vash)
Sometimes I think I am the only Trek fan than couldn't stand Vash. Her jacked up teeth just bugged me.